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Shootings, murder-suicide raise broader question: Is violence linked to recession?
YahooNews ^ | 03/31/09 | Patrik Jonsson

Posted on 03/31/2009 7:50:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Atlanta – Four Oakland, Calif., police officers shot down. An Alabama man strolling a small town with a rifle, looking for victims. Seven elderly people shot dead at a North Carolina nursing home. And on Sunday, six people, including four kids, died in an apparent murder-suicide in an upscale neighborhood in Santa Clara, Calif. The details in all these cases are still emerging. In most, the exact motive has yet to be determined – or may never be fully understood. On a broader level, however, such incidents may be happening more often because an increasing number of Americans feel desperate pressure from job losses and other economic hardship, criminologists say. "Most of these mass killings are precipitated by some catastrophic loss, and when the economy goes south, there are simply more of these losses," says Jack Levin, a noted criminologist at Northeastern University in Boston.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: banglist; murdersuicide
Finally!.....I can say it!.....IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT!
1 posted on 03/31/2009 7:50:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Thanks again SSRI.


2 posted on 03/31/2009 7:52:08 AM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Oh come on, we all know that violnce is linked to guns!


3 posted on 03/31/2009 7:52:18 AM PDT by gOOsefmalOOsef (Whatever happened to personal accountability?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

3 years from now they will be saying this:

“Bush did so much damage to the economy that not even Obama could save it.”


4 posted on 03/31/2009 7:53:04 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I thought it was global warming.


5 posted on 03/31/2009 7:53:18 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Violence is linked with stress?

SHOCKER!!!


6 posted on 03/31/2009 7:53:32 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Is violence linked to recession?....

Let’s see.....I lost my job and house....what next? I guess I don’t have to take any personal responsibility for this....so, I’ll go cap 8 people!


7 posted on 03/31/2009 7:54:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Is violence linked to liberalism? YES!


8 posted on 03/31/2009 7:54:50 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

While all of the leftists will always blame all of the world’s problems on, both, conservatives and Republicans of, both, the past and present. Leftists will succeed in getting away with all of the damage that they will do to the entire U.S.


9 posted on 03/31/2009 7:57:00 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just wait. A huge anti 2nd Amendment storm is brewing on the horizon. Our dictator-in-chief will be leading the way. Don’t think for a minute that Hussein’s current power grabs will not translate into gun grabs.


10 posted on 03/31/2009 7:57:20 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Soothesayer

“Bush did so much damage to the economy that not even Obama could save it.”

Of course....No matter how incompetent this rookie is, the media will cover his butt.


11 posted on 03/31/2009 7:57:57 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
wait till the gubment runs out of money and the scavengers start looking for other peoples money and property. Road Warrior will look like a episode of Father Knows Best.
12 posted on 03/31/2009 7:58:10 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Finally??? Welcome to the party pal!!!

;-)


13 posted on 03/31/2009 7:58:17 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: Tax-chick

That is great tagline material right there!


14 posted on 03/31/2009 7:58:31 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Jagdgewehr

It appears that way....they will never get my guns....never.


15 posted on 03/31/2009 7:59:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The uptick in violence and breakdown of law is because we have an unindicted lawbreaker in the White House.


16 posted on 03/31/2009 8:00:53 AM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: FrogMom

And yes, I know it’s much deeper than that, left off the /s tag.


17 posted on 03/31/2009 8:01:35 AM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: gOOsefmalOOsef

Or the MSM is simply seeking out more of these gun related events and reporting them more often and more widely. All the better to whip up a frenzy in the face of 0bama’s gun grabbing plans.


18 posted on 03/31/2009 8:06:36 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Is violence linked to boredom?
I got no job and no house. But I still own my rifle... So I would like ice someone to have fun.
19 posted on 03/31/2009 8:07:55 AM PDT by JoKesER
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To: FrogMom

The uptick in violence and breakdown of law is because we have an unindicted lawbreaker in the White House.

Exactly!.....That smooth talking used car salesman from Chicago is leading the way by example.


20 posted on 03/31/2009 8:08:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; All

Oh, but he’s good cop/bad cop .. so cruel and so caring, too:

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21 posted on 03/31/2009 8:13:22 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The economy, and Bush, will be blamed for the economy, but nearly all the crimes committed are repeat offenders. Every time a thug is caught in a local crime, I check out their records, and so far, 99.99% of them are repeats. The ones who beat their kids and wives to death are druggies, and those who don’t have a record, are known for their violence they got away with. The economy has nothing to do with it, since most never worked in the first place.


22 posted on 03/31/2009 8:14:18 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“....take any personal responsibility for this....so, I’ll go cap 8 people!....”

I have a few in mind...**cough** in Washington, DC...**cough**


23 posted on 03/31/2009 8:20:59 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
My neighbor and I (we're both 65, male), went to dinner last night and on the way home we stopped at Wal-Mart for some quick groceries. As we were loading the groceries into the car, a new Jeep SUV pulled up and a woman asked us for money to get back home...she was headed to Louisiana, we were in Alabama near I-10.

I asked my neighbor how long will it be before they stop asking and start demanding? Things are getting 'tight', I guess.

24 posted on 03/31/2009 8:22:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: BGHater

“Thanks again SSRI.”

BS


25 posted on 03/31/2009 8:31:01 AM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: EEDUDE

There is a link.


26 posted on 03/31/2009 8:31:42 AM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not linked to the recession. Linked to the fact that criminals know that softer times are coming for criminals, thanks to BHO.


27 posted on 03/31/2009 8:33:13 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: BGHater

That was quick!

I’ve read most of the literature regarding this subject; I just don’t agree with the conclusions.


28 posted on 03/31/2009 8:35:54 AM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Linked to the fact that criminals know that softer times are coming for criminals, thanks to BHO.

In a nutshell!.....


29 posted on 03/31/2009 8:59:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Tax-chick; All
Is violence linked to liberalism? YES!

If you look at Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and the Obama administrations, it's truly surprising how the great majority of these horrors happen in DemonRat administrations. The really shocking thing is how fast and frequently they've started happening under Obama. It looks to me like the overall DemonRat appeal of lawlessness and personal unaccountability encourages inherently evil people to act out what would otherwise remain their most hideous fantasies. Obama, of course, is their greatest role model in that he isn't a native born American; the deal he, Michelle, and the University of Chicago Hospitals did on his election to the U.S. Senate reeks of bribery; and he still became TOTUS without being seriously challenged.

30 posted on 03/31/2009 9:01:18 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wait until riot season arrives (summer)you will see alot more of the same.


31 posted on 03/31/2009 9:24:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Jagdgewehr

Why, thank you! I attempt to be brief but memorable ;-).


32 posted on 03/31/2009 9:46:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: libstripper
It looks to me like the overall DemonRat appeal of lawlessness and personal unaccountability encourages inherently evil people to act out what would otherwise remain their most hideous fantasies.

I agree. Anyone who's ever FReeped a "peace" demonstration has seen what liberals think about the rules of civilized behavior. Absolutely horrifying people.

33 posted on 03/31/2009 9:48:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Is violence linked to recession?

Is journalism linked to stupidity?
ditto liberalism, progressivism, communism.

34 posted on 03/31/2009 9:56:13 AM PDT by Tahoe3002 (Politicians are positive proof that CRIME DOES PAY!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
No matter how incompetent this rookie is, the media will cover his butt.

It's not incompetence...it's Zen-like quietude.

"I'm yo' 'ho', Negro bro'" -Chuck Todd

35 posted on 03/31/2009 10:32:52 AM PDT by gundog
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